# reducing errors

A 2 year old child is admitted with fever and respiratory distress. The patient weights 28 pounds. The physician orders Prednisolone 2mg/kg/day x10D. Prednisolone comes in 15mg/5ml. What is the volume you would administer this patient for this order?

 41,1ml per day by: Anonymous 28lbs x 2.2kg/lb = 61.6 kg61.6kg x 2mg/kg = 123.215mg/5ml = 123.2/x 15x =616 x = 41.1 ml/dose

 Answer by: Anonymous 8.5ml per dose or 85ml total for 10 days

 Check your conversion by: PtMike Pounds are divided by kg (2.2 pounds equal 1 kg)The mistake was in multiplying instead of dividing 28 divided by 2.2 is 25mg. 15mg/5 ml, 25mg/x equal 8.48 or 8.5 for one day. 10 days would be 85 ml.

 Divide instead of multiply to get kg... by: PtMike Pounds divided by 2.2 to get kg( 2.2 pounds equal 1 kg)Mistake made in multiplying instead of dividing 28 divided by 2.2 pounds is 12.72 kg X 2mg is 25.44 mg a day.15 mg/5ml, 25.44/X equal 8.48 or 8.5 ml a day, times 10 days85 ml.

 The Two Step by: Anonymous 1. Do the math of the dose directions:2mg X (28/2.2)kg X 10 Days2mg X 12.73kg X 10 Days= 254.6 mg needed for this order2. Then plug in your needed amount to your known concentration:15mg - - - 254.6mg-------- = --------- 5mL - - - X mL